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Snow Day! In The News! Plus, How Much Tracking Is Enough At Your Bakery?

A snowy balcony and street below

Hmmm….I guess we do get winter here!

Hello Happy People!

This is the snow we came back to, after a week in frigid, snowy Saskatchewan. I guess we were feeling too superior with our ‘ooh, it’s always +8!” and “you can’t shovel rain!” attitudes.

Well, I’m not shovelling this snow either. I’m waiting for the rain tomorrow to wash it all away. And today, after I hit ‘publish’, I think I’ll start chucking snowballs off my balcony. Oh, yeah!

This week’s podcast is a solo affair, but it’s inspired by a conversation I’ve had a hundred times or more: Tracking.

It seems like bakers can’t make more than 3 or 4 products before we start thinking “I gotta get on top of things.” Then out pops Excel, or if you’re frugal, Sheets, or if you’re cool, Numbers and we start building spreadsheets. Lots and lots and lots of spreadsheets.

Then it seems like once we get 4-5 spreadsheets, we start thinking “There must be a way to link these all together!” And we are sucked into the Spreadsheet Abyss, never to touch a dough ball again.

When it comes to tracking, there is lots we can do, and some that we must do. How can we tell the difference and make tracking our b*tch, instead of the other way round?

I’m not sure I have the answer, but I have a point of view, and possibly a way out. Let me know what you think!

PS - it’s also Mail Time! Lots going on in the baking world these days!

You can listen to the show on your favourite podcast app, from the Rise Up! podcast website or using the handy audio app below. Enjoy!